Online Course
Assessment and Fitting of a Running Shoe
One size does not fit all: Become more accurate when advising runners on the right fit for their needs

1-1.5 hours





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Dawn Nunes
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Dawn is an enthusiastic sportswoman and physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

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The selection of a running shoe can be overwhelming for a runner within a market full of shoes of different weights, designs, features and materials and prices. Runners often consult physiotherapists on what shoe will best suit their abilities and needs. Clinicians, therefore, need to be informed on the continuous changes and updates in footwear as well as the scientific evidence available in order to provide sound advice to their clients. In this course, Dawn Nunes provides a refreshing discussion on how to find the right shoe fit for each runner


This course aims to discuss shoe fit and explore factors that should be considered when advising runners on shoe selection.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the factors involved in selecting the most appropriate running shoe
  • describe common issues in running shoes that are not always related to product faults
  • identify factors to consider when assessing a runner’s shoes
  • choose the most appropriate running shoe for an injured runner based on case scenarios

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Easy to follow, enjoyed the presenter's style and speed. Very practical information, thank you!
Cheryl Moolman
South Africa